Elections in Greenland

12:00 - 13:15

Elections in Greenland

Open seminar hosted by The Centre for Arctic Policy Studies and the Nordic Region in Focus, Thursday April 12th from 12:00 – 13:15 in the Nordic House

On 24 April Greenland will elect a new parliament. In this seminar three experts in Greenlandic affairs we will discuss the importance of the elections and resent political developments in Greenland.

Moderator: Sigurður Ólafsson Project manager at the Nordic House


Greenland: when geopolitics took over politics

  • Damien Degeorges is a Reykjavík-based consultant who has been following Greenlandic affairs for more than 15 years. He was also a freelance correspondent for the Greenlandic newspaper Atuagagdliutit/Grønlandsposten and taught international politics at the University of Greenland.

What are the elections about?

  • Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir was a member of the Icelandic parliament from 2009 – 2017, for the Independence Party. She was elected President of the Parliament in 2017 and was chairman of the West Nordic Council of Iceland 2013-2016. Unnur Brá was recently appointed by the prime minister as an assistant to the government in charge of the constitutional review.

The importance of the election and the next generation 

  • Tukumminnguaq Nykjær Olsen is a graduate student at the University of Greenland, she is a native greenlander from Qaanaaq, Greenland and taking one semester at the University of Akureyri in Polar Law. She is a active member of Global Indigenous Youth Caucus in the United Nations and is a former Chairman of the political active student organization ILI ILI

    and Winner of Arctic Innovation Lab, Arctic Circle Assembly Iceland 2017.

Discussion afterwards, in English. 


The meeting will mostly be conducted in English